The Decade that was Smash Up FABULOUS!
Can you dig it? We’ve put Smash Up into the not-so-wayback machine and set the controls for “GROOVY!”
That 70s Expansion celebrates all the greatest pop-culture memories from the Age of Aquarius! Put on your mood rings, bust out your leisure suits, spin that disco ball and put the pedal to the metal good buddy! The streets are mean, there’s a bear in the air, but the music is fantastic and everyone is Kung Fu Fighting! - AEG

Can You Dig It?

Right on! Hop in the Waywaywayback Machine and join Smash Up in the dy-no-mite ’70s! Few decades have had as much style as the ’70s, and it created some memorable factions we knew you’d want to use to smash bases. We had to give them to you, because, who loves ya, baby?

The Disco Dancers know the strength of dancing together, and can really shake things up when they copy each other. The Kung Fu Fighters make power flow like water among themselves, and even from their enemies. The Truckers move themselves and their load across the bases, all while sticking it to corrupt law enforcement. And the Vigilantes dish out hard-nosed justice like no others. Solid!

- That ’70s Expansion box description

That ’70s Expansion is the 13th Smash Up set (The All Stars Event Kit and the Sheep giveaway aren't considered by AEG as regular sets.) It contains 4 new factions, 8 new bases, a rulebook, and VP tokens.

Combined with all previous sets, there are 60 factions and 120 bases, which makes 1770 possible pairs of factions.

Previous set: Sheep (Promotional faction)

Previous regular set: Big in Japan

Next set: TITANS Event Kit (Promotional set)

Next regular set: The Bigger Geekier Box

Cards Edit

Factions Edit

Bases Edit

Tokens Edit

SU13 Tokens

+1 Power Counters:

  • White 1 with multicolor light beams coming out of it, in a similar way as a disco ball / blue background
  • Green 5 on a disco dance floor / yellow background

Rules Edit

Main article: Rules

The rulebook for this set can be found here.

This set made a few modifications to the rules relative to the previous rulebook in Big in Japan:

  • Changed the rule to decide who goes first.
  • An example points toward transferring +1 power counters between minions counting as directly affecting the minions (and therefore also as directly increasing/decreasing their power)

This set also introduced the following clarifications:

  • Added the definition of "standard".
  • Clarified that "an action" means any action in play, unless stated otherwise, with the notable exception that "Play an action" means one from the hand. (Previously, it only mentioned "a minion")
  • Clarified that power counters on minions modify their powers (and should therefore be taken into account when targeting minions of certain power).
  • Clarified that power counters on titans modify their powers. Note: That technically isn't correct since "titans by themselves do not have power" as stated in the Big in Japan rulebook.
  • Clarified that power counters don't do anything on action and base cards. One notable exception is Summon Wolves, but that's because the card's ability itself takes them into account and card text beats rules text.

Trivia Edit

  • The name of the set is a reference to the TV show "That '70s Show".
  • Its factions are based on iconic trends from the 70s culture:
    • Disco Dancers are based on Disco, a musical style popular in the 70s,
    • Kung Fu Fighters are based on the huge popularity of Kung Fu movies during the 70s, most notably due to Bruce Lee's career,
    • Truckers are based on trucker culture whose popularity peaked during the 70s,
    • Vigilantes are based on various crime, detective and blaxploitation movies and TV shows that were aired in the 70s.

In other languages Edit

Language Name Translation (if different)
German Die wilden 70er The wild 70s

That ’70s Expansion

Factions: Disco Dancers  •  Kung Fu Fighters  •  Truckers  •  Vigilantes
Mechanics: +1 Power Counters


Main: Core Set  •  Awesome Level 9000  •  The Obligatory Cthulhu Set  •  Science Fiction Double Feature  •  The Big Geeky Box  •  Monster Smash  •  Pretty Pretty Smash Up  •  Smash Up: Munchkin  •  It’s Your Fault!  •  Cease and Desist  •  What Were We Thinking?  •  Big in Japan  •  That ’70s Expansion  •  The Bigger Geekier Box  •  Oops, You Did It Again
Promotional: All Stars Event Kit  •  Sheep  •  TITANS Event Kit